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Touching Moment Caught Between Kohli and R Dravid
Indian cricket fans rejoiced as their beloved team sealed the four-match Test series against Australia. The final game may have ended in a draw, but the fourth Test was a run-fest as both sides posted huge totals in their first innings.
Amidst the celebrations, the team's head coach and former captain, Rahul Dravid, had a candid chat with one of the team's star players, Virat Kohli.
Kohli and Dravid's Relationship
Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli share a special relationship that spans more than a decade. From playing together on the Indian team to coaching and playing under Dravid's guidance, these two have seen it all. Kohli was just a teenager when Dravid was nearing the end of his career, and it's fascinating how their paths have crossed multiple times over the years.
Dravid saw Kohli's potential from the beginning, and even during his final series for India, Kohli scored his maiden Test century. In one interview, Dravid said what sets Kohli apart is his humility and will to contribute to the team's success, regardless of personal accolades.
It's almost like destiny brought them together, as Kohli scored a century in Dravid's final ODI for India. Fast forward to the present day, and Kohli is a cricketing legend, while Dravid is the head coach of the Indian cricket team.
Kohli and Dravid's Exchange
In a video shared on BCCI.tv, Dravid teased Kohli about making him wait for over sixteen months to witness the star player's Test century.
Kohli had gone three years without reaching three figures, but he broke that drought on Day 4 of the fourth Test against Australia. The team's head coach couldn't have been more thrilled to see Kohli's incredible performance.
As Dravid asked Kohli about his mindset during his match-winning knock of 186 runs, Kohli revealed that he believed in himself and had been batting well throughout the series. He also mentioned that the wicket was good to bat on, which gave him the confidence to construct his innings without taking unnecessary risks.
Despite the good batting conditions, Kohli acknowledged the Australian bowling attack's quality, especially their ability to make the most of any opportunity they had to pick up a wicket. He also spoke about how the Australian team tried to put him under pressure by setting up a 7-2 field, but he trusted his defense and played his natural game.
Kohli's Performance So Far
Kohli's 28th Test century was undoubtedly a special moment for the star player, who had had a challenging couple of years. His century came as a massive boost for him and Team India, who are now preparing for the World Test Championship final against Australia in June. With Kohli back in form, the Indian cricket team has a greater chance of winning the championship.
As the Indian cricket team prepares for their upcoming ODI series and the players get ready to participate in the IPL, fans are looking forward to seeing Kohli continue his magnificent form. With Rahul Dravid as their head coach and Kohli leading the charge, Indian cricket fans can rest assured that their team is in good hands.